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OHSU study: Bacterial switching mechanism key to survival
...timately cause specific biological responses." The research
team knew that infectious bacteria are highly resilient when hunting down and using other sources of carbon for energy when their staple supplies, such as the carbohydrate glucose, are low. "Bacteria are out there in the real world fighting each othe...
New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells
...mpressions are correct," said Mineaki Seki, Ph.D., research
associate in the basic research
division at UPCI and the paper's first author. Additional studies also will provide researchers wit...
Mitochondrial mutation linked to blood pressure and cholesterol problems
...ling Professor and Chair of Genetics at Yale and research
team leader. Metabolic syndrome is an emerging problem in industrial societies and. epidemic in the United States. The symptoms include high blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides, insulin resistance, obesity, and low HDL. There is indepen...
ENCODE consortium publishes scientific strategy
BETHESDA, Md., Thurs., Oct. 21, 2004 A research
consortium organized by the National Human Genome ...oject, the technology development component, other research
groups are striving to develop new technologies designed to widen the array of novel methods and tec...
New genomic method can identify disease-causing genes
...s." In this regard, Roche Palo Alto is engaged in research
with several leading universities and government institutions to leverage the power of the new computational technique. The studies are directed toward better understanding the genetic causes of a range of human diseases and toward pharmacogenetic a...
Mouse study: 'Critical' Down syndrome region isn't
...anding but poorly supported tenet of Down syndrome research
by using the mouse models to study the involvement of neural crest cells, precursors to structures affected in Down syndrome, including the face, heart and the nerves that serve the intestines....
Clues to improving TB treatment
... Tuberculosis" The other members of the research
team include Vincent Villeret and Frdric Frnois of CNRS and Jean Engohang-Ndong and Camille Locht of the Institut Pasteur de Lille. The study was supported in part by Rgion Nord-Pas de Calais, INSERM, CNRS and Institut Pasteur de Lille. ...
Arthur Galston to receive distinguished alumni award from University of Illinois
...d dinner in Urbana, Illinois on October 29. His research
on plant photobiology, hormones, protoplasts and p...pers in bioethics. According to Galston, his major research
contribution was to suggest and obtain evidence, in 1950, for the role of riboflavin as the photorec...
Study is looking at ways to help stroke survivors regain lost motor skills
...mpleting the follow-up period. Ongoing and further research
is needed to validate these findings. Other sites in the study were the University of Illinois-Chicago, Rush University Medical Center, University of Arizona, Wayne State University, University of Minnesota and Kansas University. "It is our h...
UF scientist: 'Brain' in a dish acts as autopilot, living computer
...o pursue a variety of engineering and neurobiology research
goals, said Steven Potter, an assistant professor in the Georgia Tech/Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering who uses cultured brain cells to study learning and memory. DeMarse was a postdoctoral researcher in Potter's laboratory at Georgia Tech ...
Ancient sea spider fossils discovered in volcanic ash
...ern ones, on the seabed, or perhaps on sponges The research
was carried out as part of a project on the Herefordshire fauna by a team made up of Derek Siveter and Mark Sutton at Oxford, Derek Briggs at Yale, and David Siveter at Leicester. The group has made a number of other spectacular finds of soft-bodie...
Single genetic defect links many risk factors for heart disease and stroke
...he genetic defect could open new avenues for basic research
and treatment, said Lifton, and could help explain why problems such as hypertension increase with age. The mutation could, for example, link hypertension to the age-related decline in mitochondrial function, which was identified by Shulman. Lifton ...
Are yeast cells bringing us a step closer in treating obesity?
...ay's medicines act on receptors in our cells, this research
opens new possibilities for the treatment of metab...or humans The VIB scientists are conducting their research
on yeast proteins. It often turns out that the proteins found in yeast have a similar variant in hum...
Newly discovered protein suggests novel tumorigenic pathway
...ing PTEN rather than defects in PTEN itself. The research
appears as the "Paper of the Week" in the October ...has been a tremendously difficult problem and this research
represents a huge breakthrough. Maehama explained that this discovery indicates that cells with impa...
Researchers discover gene mutations for Parkinson's disease
An international research
team, led by scientists at the National Institute ...study of how it works could open up new avenues of research
for preventing or delaying the onset of the disease. In research, the study of rare familial forms o...
Yale professor named 2004 Biomedical Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer
...he Society October 14 in Philadelphia. Saltzman's research
focuses on creating safer and more effective medical and surgical therapies based on tissue engineering and on developing methods for drug delivery. His group has fashioned biocompatible polymeric materials for the controlled delivery of drugs, prote...
NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern
...ology systems developers from Northrop Grumman and research
scientists from UT Southwestern and elsewhere," sa...both subcontracts. The BioHealthBase will focus on research
related to how microbes such as the influenza virus and the tuberculosis bacterium, Mycobacterium tu...
Genetics play role in response to most common asthma drug
...etermine this genotype are only available in a few research
settings. "Anyone needing regular, daily use of albuterol for asthma control should be considered for a long-term controller medication. Our findings suggest that in patients with the arginine genotype, this will be especially important," said Dr. E...
Three years of Proba, the 'smart' satellite that runs itself
...plications of CHRIS data include precision farming research
in Germany, studying spectral reflectance of crop residues and soils in France, biodiversity monitoring in Africa, coastal area mapping in the south of Chile and archaeological projects in Spain. Proba's additional payload The other imager on bo...
New method studies living bacterial cells
...ng bacteria cells and analyze their chemistry. In research
published today in Science, the scientists used high-energy X-ray fluorescence measurements for mapping and chemical analyses of single free-floating, or planktonic, and surface-adhered, or biofilm, cells of Pseudomonas fluorescens. The results showe...
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